Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
In the same way, deacons must be people who are respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers and must not be greedy for money.
The same goes for those who want to be servants in the church: serious, not deceitful, not too free with the bottle, not in it for what they can get out of it.
Deacons, in the same way, are to be serious in their behaviour, not false in word, not given to taking much wine or greatly desiring the wealth of this world;
Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money;
Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double–tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,
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1 tn Or “respectable, honorable, of serious demeanor.”
2 tn Or “insincere,” “deceitful”; Grk “speaking double.”
3 tn Grk “not devoted to much wine.”